Exploring The Restorative Grief Model
Areas of specialty:
Parent loss, child loss, compound losses, fertility, death by suicide, church/faith-based loss, community loss, estrangement, relationship loss, disenfranchised grief*, ambiguous grief**, & old/untended grief.
*Disenfranchised grief events are those not generally validated by our culture as a source of grief. **Ambiguous grief events are those without defined or clear edges, beginnings, or ongoing grievous events.
Mandy Capehart is a trauma-informed certified grief educator and Master Mindset coach through Transformation Academy and the David Kessler Grief Educator Certification program as well as a somatic embodiment practitioner via The Embody Lab. Her undergrad degree focused on cultural anthropology, journalism, and communication, driving her interest in humanity and mission to help others find clear pathways for themselves into wholeness.
The Restorative Grief model is a proprietary approach incorporating concepts and support tools from mindfulness, yoga, various psychological models, and neuroscience research into the grief support process. Each client is uniquely supported to discover a new and personally meaningful pathway to healing for themselves in their whole selves – mind, heart, body, and spirit.
What you can expect:
Although coaching relationships can feel therapeutic, this is not therapy. Clients are guided on how to become curious, honest, compassionate, and vulnerable with themselves in a way that invites growth and healing IF they are willing to do the uncomfortable work of grieving with intention. We are looking for new experiences of support, action, and hope.
Mandy’s coaching style is client-driven without a set program or expectations, lasting as few or as many sessions as we agree are appropriate. The style of each session is up to you.
Sessions last 50-55 minutes and include a brief wrap-up email afterward. The hope is for you to stay present and soft during the session itself, reconnecting with any established targets afterward via the email.
I am currently a member of the Trusted Parenting Network with the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, but I do not work with minors directly. Parents interested in working one-on-one with me around the topic of grief are welcome, as we can build skillsets that translate into grief support and literacy in the home.
At this time, we are unable to accept or bill insurance. Sliding scale rates are available for those in need.
“Mandy’s ear is attuned and her voice is so validating. That is the realest love I know of to the grieving heart; it certainly has been for mine.” – Nina Pepin
“Mandy tackles aspects of the grieving process that don’t always get talked about in a way that is full of understanding and compassion.” – Jarred Harris
“To me, Mandy’s promotion of “grief literacy” is a godsend. She provides a space to actively work on and better understand the “griefs” in life. I am so grateful that our paths have crossed.” – Larry Grant
“Mandy is down to earth and empathetic. It is obvious that she really cares for her clients. She uses her expert knowledge of grief and the Enneagram to understand and help you work through your emotions. She gives space for you to process and practical tips on how to heal. I would recommend Mandy for anyone working through grief or any negative emotions at all. She’s a blessing!”
– Kendall McCullough
“Mandy Capehart accomplishes something difficult by balancing the information needed to learn HOW to process loss with the emotional empathy to explore the WHY and pain of moving through grief. I learned I have so much work to do in my understanding and restoring my life through a conversation with my grief and loss. Difficult? Yes. And now, much more possible.”
– Thomas Perkins
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